The Sekken Church is located at Sekkenes, the point furthest east on the island.
It was built as a long church in neo-Gothic style with 130 seats and was inaugurated in 1908. Before then, the people of Sekken had to use a boat to get to the old stone church -= then already 800 years old - named St. Peter's on the island of Veøya. Veøya church's largest was bought by the Sekken people and still hangs in the tower at Sekken church with the inscription "Wake up you who sleep".
Maria Vigeland, the daughter of Emanuel Vigeland and niece of Gustav Vigeland who is known for Vigelandsparken in Oslo, painted the motif "The birth of Jesus" on the altarpiece and was also the one who decorated the pulpit. In 1987, the church received a new organ - a good instrument that is used for both ordinary church acts and concerts.
Groups of visitors that take the trip to Sekken are usually taken on a bus trip around the island which includes tour of the church on the program. Guests are also taken to the monument that was erected in memory of King Håkon Herdebrei who fell in the Battle of Sekken in 1162 when he was only 17 years old.
You are certainly welcome to come alone or with friends and you will be well received as a guest in the church at Sekkenes.